Growing Baby 9 -12 wks


From about eight weeks on the baby is called a foetus, meaning ‘young one’. By now a face is slowly forming. The eyes are more obvious and have some colour in them. There is a mouth with a tongue. There are now the beginnings of hands and feet, with ridges where the fingers and toes will be. The major internal organs are all developing, i.e. the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, liver and gut. 



At nine weeks, the baby has grown to about 22mm long from head to bottom. Just 12 weeks after conception the foetus is fully formed. It has all its organs, muscles, limbs and bones, and its sex organs are well developed. From now on it has to grow and mature. The baby is already moving about in your wife but the movements cannot yet be felt.





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